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June, 1956 The Estimation of the Size of a Stratified Animal Population
D. G. Chapman, C. O. Junge Jr
Ann. Math. Statist. 27(2): 375-389 (June, 1956). DOI: 10.1214/aoms/1177728264


The estimation of the size of an animal population is considered for a situation where the population is stratified and only partial mixing takes place between strata. A consistent estimate is found and its variance determined. It is shown that estimates previously given or frequently used in this situation are not necessarily consistent and, in fact, may be meaningless. Conditions for their consistency are determined. Some further statistical problems in estimating the interstrata migration are discussed.


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D. G. Chapman. C. O. Junge Jr. "The Estimation of the Size of a Stratified Animal Population." Ann. Math. Statist. 27 (2) 375 - 389, June, 1956.


Published: June, 1956
First available in Project Euclid: 28 April 2007

zbMATH: 0071.13804
MathSciNet: MR79871
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aoms/1177728264

Rights: Copyright © 1956 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.27 • No. 2 • June, 1956
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